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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BCCNM requires all applicants to submit TWO documents to verify their identity.​​

To protect your personal privacy, any documents containing the information below will be redacted from our system. Please DO NOT send the following identification documents or you may be asked to submit an additional notarized document:

  • Personal health number (PHN)
  • ​Social insurance number
  • Credit cards
  • Bank cards​

​Accepted forms of identification

Primary identification

B.C. driver’s licence or learner’s licence (must have photo). Front of card only. 
BC Services Card (must have photo)​. Front of card only. 
Canadian birth certificate
Canadian Citizenship Card (certificate not accepted)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card 
Canadian Record of Landing/Canadian Immigration Identification Record
Secondary identification
​Foreign government-issued birth certificate (baptismal certificate not acceptable)
​Canadian or U.S. driver's licence. Front of card only.
​Naturalization Certificate​​
Canadian Forces Identification
Canadian Firearms Licence (PAL)
BC Services Card (with or without photo). Front of card only.
Secure Certificate of Indian Status​​​
Métis Citizenship Card​​​
​​Nexus Card 

Identification docume​nts must:​

  • ​​​Be valid and unexpired
  • Be notarized* and verified in-person by a lawyer or notary public in their original form; BCCNM does not accept virtually notarized documents.

    *Please note if you are a current registrant submitting proof of na​me change or a reinstating applicant whose name has not changed since you last held practising registration, you do not need to have your ID documents notarized again.

  • Include at least one primary identification

  • Include all current and former names

  • Include at least one government issued and photo ID

  • Include your name, date of birth, signature

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to submit ID documents?
​We need to confirm your identity and ensure our public registry/online nurse verification includes accurate information for the public and employers. In addition to the BCCNM Bylaw requirements to verify your identity, Federal RCMP policy​ requires that we verify your identity prior to submitting your consent for a criminal record check in order to complete the required criminal record check.
Why do my ID documents need to be notarized?

You must have your ID documents notarized if you:

  • Ar​e registering with BCCNM for the first time, or
  • If you are applying to reinstate your registration AND your name has changed since you last held practising registration​ with BCCNM.​​

Visiting a notary public or lawyer with your identity documents enables BCCNM to:

  • Verify your identity
  • Prevent misidentification
  • Manage a​​ccess and protect the integrity and security of college records, information systems and online services.

Submission of notarized documents is also one of the requirements for registration outlined in BCCNM’s bylaws. However, if you are a current registrant submitting proof of name change or a reinstating applicant whose name has not changed since you last held practising registration, you do not need to have your ID documents notarized again.​​

BCCNM does not accept virtually notarized documents​.

What if my ID documents include discrepancies in my name(s)?
​If there is a discrepancy in your name between the two pieces of ID submitted, you must submit additional documents to explain any inconsistencies (e.g. a marriage certificate, change of name affidavit, or divorce decree). These supporting documents also must be notarized.​
What if my ID documents were issued in another language?
​For ID documents issued in languages other than English, a certified translation must be completed before you submit them to BCCNM. Please complete the following steps:
  1. Get your document(s) notarized as certified true copies
  2. Get a certified translation of your document(s).
    The translated document(s) must include the translator’s official stamp and/or identification number, address and telephone number, along with the date of the translation.
  3. Submit the translated document(s) AND a copy of the document in the original language to BCCNM.

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​